boomerintown wrote:To some degree the behavioural argument about the negative impacts of masks in public is speculation, but there is obviously a common sense reasoning behind it.
But ultimatly, your statement is speculation too. It doesnt follow from masks having certain effects on a very specific micro level to them actually having any significant impact on a macro level.
No. Evidence has already been presented in this thread showing that masks significantly reduce viral transmission.
If masks truly have a significant impact, then why havent this been more obvious in the death counts between different countries?
Because science is not always obvious.
In a YouGov survey in june 2020 the number of people in the nordic countries who said they wore masks were extremly low (I think 2 % in Denmark, Sweden and Finland and 4 % in Norway). The same numbers in other countries were 35 % in Canada, 54 % in France and 59 % in USA.
(https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... k-map.html)
Sure, the numbers have probably changed since that. But have the general attitude towards masks done? In Sweden the vast majority have never worn masks, I was in Copenhagen the other day and it seemed to be the same case there (as was it when I was there the last time in 2020 despite a law dictating that had to wear masks in public transport). These numbers to me seems to suggests that masks in public have virtually no impacts whatsoever?
Again, evidence has already been shown in this thread. Your unsupported speculations are not going to make me dismiss real evidence.
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